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Shoulder Replacement

In a shoulder replacement procedure, surgeons only replace the damaged bone and cartilage at the ends of the bones in the joint. Reverse shoulder replacement has revolutionized the treatment of massive rotator cuff tears. The unique procedure reverses the anatomy of the shoulder, so that the ball is attached to the shoulder blade and the socket is placed on top of the upper arm bone.

By reversing the normal anatomy, the deltoid muscle, one of the stronger shoulder muscles and the only abducting muscle is given control to raise the arm.

YRMC's shoulder system is the next generation in reverse shoulder prosthesis, offering unmatched surgical flexibility for orthopedic surgeons. Most candidates for shoulder replacement are in extreme pain, have almost no shoulder flexibility and have tried various treatment options, often times including primary shoulder replacement. Reverse shoulder replacement is intended to alleviate pain and improve mobility to perform activities of daily living (ADLs).

To speak with an orthopedic specialist, schedule an appointment by calling (928) 344-7400.


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